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Poster: globalmouse Date: Jul 5, 2004 6:48am
Forum: freecache Subject: Help for Mac Os X user

hi! I am new to free cache, Mac os X server and all. After doing some research on the net, I realise that my Mac OS X already has pre-installed apache on it and I can run a server on it and subsequently download free cache afterwards. I am all new to this perl, cgi-bin language (sorry to all you techies out there! I am a half-nerd)

Does anyone has a dummy guide anywhere for Mac users? I am currently downloading a Mac Os X server admin tools from the website and am assuming I can run a server on it! but what next??

Please help!! Free cache sounds real cool as I have been waiting to download 400MB file which takes ages even though I am on an adsl connection. thanks !

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Poster: dj1yfk Date: Jul 9, 2004 7:13am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: Help for Mac Os X user

> server on it and subsequently download free
> cache afterwards. I am all new to this perl,
> cgi-bin language (sorry to all you techies
> out there! I am a half-nerd)

You probably did not understand what freecache is. You cannot download it, or install freecache it on your computer.

Freecache is a service which caches files for you. For example if you have a website and offer a large file, lets say a video, which would eat up a lot of bandwidth when many people download it, you can let freecache do the job by putting "http://freecache.org/" in front of the addess of the video, say if it was "http://abc.com/video.mpg" you simply change the link destination to "http://freecache.org/http://abc.com/video.mpg". This way any downloads of the file will be served by the freecache.org server, NOT by your own server.
Of course you do not need to have your own web-server running.

Furthermore you do not need to deal with perl or CGI to use freecache. Please read the description once again; I fear you have misunderstood the concept of freecache.

> Does anyone has a dummy guide anywhere
> for Mac users? I am currently downloading
> a Mac Os X server admin tools from the
> website and am assuming I can run a server
> on it! but what next??

Think about this first: Do you really need an own server? Serving a website from your own server does not give you a lot of advantages over some commercial services, in fact there are rather a lot of disadvantages because you probably do not have a high bandwidth at your location, cannot make sure a high uptime etc.. Anyway, there are quite a few descriptions of how to install apache under Mac OSX on the web, just try googe ("Mac OS X apache install").

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Poster: globalmouse Date: Jul 9, 2004 7:37am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: Help for Mac Os X user

Hello again! I fear I must have misunderstoof but I did go under the help section and all I thought it was saying was loads of cgi stuff which I did not quite understand. I shall look into this and hopefully by pasting the freecache script, I shall download a lot faster!

Thanks for this :)
Angelina

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Poster: ahaning Date: Jul 12, 2004 12:26am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: Help for Mac Os X user

If you're wanting to DOWNLOAD much faster from someone else, Freecache won't help you at all.

What you could do is to write to the person hosting the file and suggest that they use Freecache by prepending "http://freecache.org/" to their links. Then you will have to wait a while before their file is cached well.

This is probably explained MANY times, but, Freecache is really aimed at website owners who do not have the ability to run P2P services and who do not want to make their users install more software.

Freecache is not a download accelerator.

It could very well be that you are using the full capacity of your bandwidth and nothing will speed it up any more.

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Poster: davidlaska Date: Aug 9, 2004 5:17pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: Help for Mac Os X user

I am always maxed out with my dialup 56k, nothing will speed me up anymore, downloading at 5 k to 10k sometimes.